Udo Neumann
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2020 Dream

Dear Friends,
despite the fact that every day we climb higher, stronger and faster, we did not make it.
Wrestling, Baseball/Softball and Squash have been selected for the final round in September.
The result does not need comment, as it comments itself.
We’ll dedicate some time in the upcoming EB meeting to analyse the vote and to make some reflections, in order to (re)design the future of our sport.
Keep climbing!


BBC sports writes:

Olympic Games: Three sports still in running for 2020 place

Squash, baseball/softball and wrestling are the final three sports in contention to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on one remaining place in the programme in September.
A space was freed when wrestling was originally dropped in February – though it was then allowed to reapply.
The IOC has dropped wushu, wakeboarding, roller sports, karate and sport climbing from its consideration.
Wrestling has been given another chance after the IOC executive board voted for it following 30-minute presentations by each international federation.
Baseball/softball was dropped after 2008 in Beijing, while squash has never featured at the Olympics.
Whichever sport succeeds in the September vote will be added to the 25 core sports, plus golf and rugby sevens.
To remain relevant to sports fans of all generations, the Olympic programme commission systematically reviews every sport following each Games.
The commission uses 39 criteria in determining a sport’s suitability, including youth appeal, universality, popularity, good governance, respect for athletes and respect for the Olympic values.
Golf and rugby sevens are the latest sports to be added to the Olympics and will debut at Rio.

More to follow…

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